Review: Digimon Tamers Complete Series (DVD)

When it comes to shows from your childhood, impartiality can be difficult. Attempting to separate the positive memories of watching early morning television on the weekends from the actual narrative proficiency and entertainment value of a show can be nigh impossible in these circumstances, so strong is the desire for things to be exactly as […]

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Review: Sailor Moon S: Part 2 (DVD)

Is there ever a bad time to watch Sailor Moon S? Probably not – it’s generally regarded as the fan favourite when it comes to the 1990s adaptation of Sailor Moon, and this release brings all the excitement to a close in terrific style. After the somewhat anti-climatic finale for the previous set (Usagi saved […]

Review: Expelled from Paradise (DVD)

In a future with a ruined Earth and Digital Humans, Expelled from Paradise is an action adventure with a surprisingly touching end. Floating above the abandoned planet, DEVA is a cyber universe where humans have abandoned their physical bodies and now exist in servers. When an unprecedented cyber attack is traced from Earth, DEVA dispatch […]

Review: Charlotte Volume 1 (DVD)

Charlotte takes place in an alternate reality where a small percentage of children gain superhuman abilities at the onset of puberty, with the catch that the power will disappear as the child ages. The story follows protagonist Yuu Otosaka, who has the ability to possess anyone in his line of sight for five seconds, while his […]

Review: Erased Volume 2 (Blu-Ray)

Erased Volume 2 hits the ground running, with the stakes higher than they’ve ever been as Satoru returns to 1988 once again to try and change Kayo’s fate. Now a little more knowledgeable on the events of the past, Satoru attempts to avoid his prior mistakes and goes on the offensive – hiding Kayo from […]

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Review: Seiyu’s Life Complete Series (DVD)

Seiyu’s Life’s premise is refreshingly interesting – self-referencial seiyu career drama/slice of life/coming of age-character based story with a big emphasis on the nitty gritty quirks of working in Japan’s highly-competitive and internationally recognised voice talent industry. As a long-time fanboy why wouldn’t I jump at the chance to check it out? Seiyu’s Life follows […]

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Review: Amagi Brilliant Park (Blu-Ray)

Amagi Brilliant Park throws an egotistical and talented high school student into the shoes of a manager set to achieve impossible attendance figures at an ailing theme park. It’s certainly one of the more unique settings I’ve seen in years if nothing else, but the suffusion of supernatural magic ensures you’re still in for an […]

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Review: One Punch Man (Blu-Ray)

One Punch Man has earned a feverish cult following in the aftermath of its critical and commercial success since 2015. This latest release from Madman brings together the full TV series and the OVAs into a single package, so now seems as good an opportunity as any dive in to see what all the hype […]